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Small Cities 2013

Hot Springs, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 115      Population: 97,180

The 2013 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 74  98  98  119  153  163  92.65 
1-yr Job Growth2 128  108  73  127  118  181  97.18 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 120  116  114  87  76  114  92.65 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 69  129  62  65  111  145  97.80 
Short-Term Job Growth5 65  162  150  105  35  62  10040.00% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 54  153  166  110  62  161.92 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 71  173  21  135  10  107.99 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 118  143  120  31  41  34  0.76 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 42  71  134  61  80  82  2.0 

2012-2013 Growth Comparison (by score)      
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